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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, bluegill and white bass at La Cygne Lake in Kansas.

La Cygne Lake, KS

Warm water year round, thanks to the power plant, makes La Cygne Lake a big fish factory. This 2,600-acre lake at the eastern border of the state, 3 miles east of La Cygne, grows big bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill and white bass.

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La Cygne Lake, located in eastern Kansas, is a popular fishing destination known for its abundant fish populations and scenic surroundings. The lake offers anglers a diverse range of fishing opportunities, making it a favorite spot for both local and visiting anglers.

Channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish are highly sought-after species in La Cygne Lake. Anglers can target these hard-fighting fish using a variety of baits such as cut bait, stink bait, or live bait. Fishing near the lake's channels, drop-offs, or deeper areas can increase the chances of landing a catfish. La Cygne Lake's catfish population provides both quantity and quality catches, making it an ideal destination for catfish enthusiasts.

Largemouth bass is a very popular fish species found in La Cygne Lake. The lake's structure, including submerged vegetation, fallen trees, and rocky points, provides excellent habitat for largemouth bass. Anglers can use a variety of techniques, such as casting with soft plastics, crankbaits, or topwater lures, to entice these hard-fighting fish into biting. La Cygne Lake offers ample opportunities to catch quality-sized largemouth bass, making it a favorite spot for bass anglers.

White bass is another targeted species found in La Cygne Lake. These schooling fish provide exciting angling opportunities, especially during their spring spawning runs. Anglers can target white bass by casting with jigs, spoons, or crankbaits near submerged structures, rocky points, or in open water where schools of baitfish are present. Catching white bass in La Cygne Lake can result in fast-paced action and multiple hookups.

Bluegill and white crappie are popular panfish species found in La Cygne Lake. Bluegill, known for their willingness to bite and scrappy fights, offer anglers enjoyable panfishing opportunities. White crappie, on the other hand, can be targeted by vertical jigging near submerged structures, brush piles, or docks. These panfish species provide additional angling options and can be caught using small hooks and bait such as worms or crickets.

Best of all it is often just as good in winter as it is in summer. This productive fishery has about 20 miles of shoreline with plenty of brush, timber and rocky bank cover to appeal to any angler. Boat ramps, a marina, campgrounds and supplies are all handy during your stay.

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Primary fish species residing in La Cygne Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish White Crappie Bluegill White Bass

La Cygne Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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La Cygne Lake is not only a great fishing destination but also offers amenities for boating and camping. Anglers can explore the lake's waters, navigate with ease, and access various fishing spots. The lake's campgrounds and recreational facilities provide convenient options for anglers looking to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

East Side Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off E 2400th Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Linn County Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off E 2400th Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

North Boat Launch Ramp
Located on the north tip of the lake, off W 399th Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Park Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Park Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Linn County Park Campground - 913 757-6633

La Cygne Lake KS Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

La Cygne Lake
Linn County Park & Marina Store
100 Marina Rd
Lacygne, KS 66040
913 757-6633


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